The Organizational Structures And Culture

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1.1Different organisational structures and culture Every business needs to organise its activities and a defined structure enables them do it well. For example, every area of the business knows what they are supposed to do and when to do it. In addition, they know who to report to with the aid of a good structure. On the other hand, organisational culture is something that is not tangible but can be observed in the way people do the things they do and in the way they treat one another and their customers. There are many different types of structures any organisation can operate with depending on what their purpose is but, for this study, the following types of organisational structures will be discussed: the flat structure, the tall…show more content…
It is frequently used by public sector organisations. Organisational culture Organisational culture can be defined as a collection of beliefs and norms shared by individuals and groups in an organisation. It is those norms that control the way they do things and the way they relate with themselves and with their customers. The culture of an organisation can be perceived and felt but, may not be easily explained. Culture is developed and transferred in conscious ways and unconscious ways from one generation to another. There are different types of culture: the power culture, role culture, task culture, the person centred culture and many other types of culture. The power culture The power culture is a centralised type of culture where control is from the top. Decisions are made from the top without participation from the workers. It is mostly used by small businesses. This kind of culture may lead the workers to believe that they are not important and can cause workers to keep leaving for other organisations. The person /welfare culture This kind of culture is mostly seen in non profit organisations and in social activities groups. The task culture This is the kind of culture that is based on the working together, to finish tasks. This kind of culture can increase motivation because it is usually for a specific period of time. For example in projects where workers from different departments in the organisation can be brought together to work and when
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